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Topsham Bridge (That Part Within the East Devon District)

A Grade II Listed Building in Clyst St. George, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6845 / 50°41'4"N

Longitude: -3.4584 / 3°27'30"W

OS Eastings: 297067

OS Northings: 88221

OS Grid: SX970882

Mapcode National: GBR P3.3FK5

Mapcode Global: FRA 37N8.DHR

Plus Code: 9C2RMGMR+RJ

Entry Name: Topsham Bridge (That Part Within the East Devon District)

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Last Amended: 10 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097602

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86139

Location: Clyst St. George, East Devon, Devon, EX3

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Clyst St. George

Built-Up Area: Topsham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clyst St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Road bridge over River Clyst. Early C17 or earlier; largely destroyed circa mid C17; rebuilt and widened C18 and C19. Random rubble limestone. Four round main arches and smaller floodwater arch to west. West arch has remains of springing of an earlier arch exposed on south side. Dressed limestone arch rings; cutwaters to north and south; parapet with semi-circular coping. Earlier masonry visible under arches and bridge widened by about 0.7m on either side [SMR]. The bridge was reported in 1647 as having been demolished by the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax and was still "unbuilt to the great prejudices" of the district. Twenty-three years later it was again said to be in decay. There is no date for the rebuilding [former list description for Exeter states that it was built in 1745 by Andrew Parker], but there are at least two builds visible.
SOURCES: [1] Henderson, C. and Jervoise, E. Old Devon Bridges [Exeter 1938] pp.69-70. [2] SMR.

Listing NGR: SX9705488214

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